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The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a España 2019, Part 3

10 Sep

The final week and my pre-race selection remains strongly in the lead. But the unorthodox finish of the last five stages (not a single Especial category climb!) might open the door for an opportunist to sneak away with a podium.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a España 2019, Part 1

22 Aug

The third Grand Tour of the year tends to bring the most surprises, but with strong GC riders concentrated on just a handful of squads, it could be a straight-up GC battle for the ages.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019, Stages 18-20

29 Jul

Not, perhaps, the finale everyone wanted or expected, but still a worthy conclusion to one of the most open and undpredictable Tours de France in years.

Thanks again to Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “no, please help!” link in the upper right of the video player especially if you live in France or outside of Europe as you are likely to have issues with the video if you are in these places.

How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019, Stages 12-15

22 Jul

Following up on last week’s GC Episode, the 2019 Tour de France hits the mountains and effectively nothing goes to plan—with outstanding results.

Thanks again to Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “no, please help!” link in the upper right of the video player especially if you live in France or outside of Europe as you are likely to have issues with the video if you are in these places.

How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019 Sprints

16 Jul

I love the Tour de France’s “boring” sprint stages, and am incredibly stoked to run through the bunch finishes from Stages 1-10 in a little more detail in their very own video.

Thanks again to Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “no, please help!” link in the upper right of the video player especially if you live in France or outside of Europe as you are likely to have issues with the video if you are in these places.

The Recon Ride Podcast – Giro d’Italia 2019, Part II

21 May

Strange doings on the GC from the first week, but with the first mountain stages looming in the next few days, real changes could be in store.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Giro d’Italia 2019, Part I

9 May

Grand Tour season is upon us! Dane and I look at some stages in a generally atypical Giro, highlight a few promising stages, and tab a few winners.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2019

26 Apr

Episode 92: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2019

A new finish opens doors to a different set of riders in cycling’s oldest one-day and the last of the Spring Classics.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Paris-Roubaix 2019

11 Apr

Episode 91: Paris-Roubaix 2019

The “Hell of the North” has the coolest nickname in pro cycling, and with a wide-open start list, the 2019 edition could be especially infernal.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Tour of Flanders 2019

8 Apr

Flanders is an embarassment of riches—presentation-to-podium coverage, a marvelously brutal course, the biggest crowds, and most thoroughly engaged fans. But surely it’s too big an event to notch your first pro win…

Thanks again to Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “no, please help!” link in the upper right of the video player especially if you live in France or outside of Europe as you are likely to have issues with the video if you are in these places.